My unofficial round-up of NecronomiCon Providence 2013 news and links…

* NecronomiCon Providence 2013 organiser Neils Hobbs has published a new last-minute official newsletter for attendees, with lots of finalised events information and important updates.

* Caitlin R. Kiernan reports from Providence on your chances of dipping with the deep ones…

“Summer seems to be making a last stand here in Providence. It’s a bit more summery out there than the Curse of Green Autumn. We’re aiming for the beach on Wednesday, one last chance to swim, probably. Though the sea will be freezing.”

* Wilum Pugmire plans to fly into Boston on Wednesday. He has a new blog post that details his plans and schedule for the convention.

* The NecronomiCon art shows are already open now, but the first official convention time-limited event is today, 20th August 2013…

“THE CALL OF CTHULHU screens with a couple of surprise shorts, at 7pm at the Black Box Theater, 95 Empire Street, Providence”

* The city’s big free Waterfire event will have tentacles, courtesy of the BiB Nazo workshops…

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* The Associated Press news report on NecronomiCon has been picked up by newspapers all over America. Even the Mormons of Salt Lake City are hearing about it. Praise be!

* Buzzing Insectoid Wings of Blood-Sucking Death Alert: relax, Providence mosquitoes are disease-free according to the latest official tests. You can leave the pump-action DDT sprayer out of your travel bag 🙂

* “You’ve arrived on a rather special night. It’s one of the master’s affairs”: The Rocky Horror Picture Show Convention is a fan convention happening in Providence on the same days as NecronomiCon, presumably to unofficially segway with all the cool NecronomiCon public film screenings…

“Some 300 devotees of the 1970s cult classic are expected to descend on Providence Thursday for a four-day Rocky Horror bash that includes a showing of the film, panel discussions, a costume contest and a late-night “Time Warp” dance party lasting into the wee hours.”

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